After reading pages 1-38 of Jody Shipka’s “Toward a Composition Made Whole”, I stumbled upon a portion of the text in which the headline read “On the Problem of Freshman English.” While I agree with much of what the text said, I believe I had the privilege of getting much more out of my Freshman english class here at Virginia Tech. Many of our paper topics were on whatever we wished to write about, something I was not used to after graduated high school. This allowed my mind to be as creative as possible. It was an easy A for me, because I was passionate about my composition topics. If more universities (and professors) would adopt this style, students would become more passionate about their writing assignments. As a result, we would move farther away from this apparent “problem” that exists in Freshman English, and it will carry on throughout our college careers.

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